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What are some books about how destructive ubiquitous technology can be?

Asked by tonedef (3930points) August 17th, 2008

I need examples of books in which humanity’s dependence on technology leads to disaster, along the vein of “Prey.” Can you guys name others?

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AstroChuck's avatar

You should read Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones. It was written in 1966 at the height of the Cold War and is a bit dated. Still, it’s worth reading. In 1970 it was made into the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project.

tonedef's avatar

@AstroChuck: Please don’t hate me, but I mostly want a book with this theme so that I can gut it and use it to conceal a TV-B-Gone that I built. It’s a gift for a friend who recently completed her dissertation on electronic surveillance. So, I’m looking for a book with a related theme to hide this in :)

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ll try not to hate you. Just don’t use that device on my TV!

stratman37's avatar

destructive ubiquitous technology? Your ON a computer writing this, right?

eambos's avatar

Does that thing work? I might make one myself.

tonedef's avatar

@Eambos: I can confirm that it works. I turned off 10 tv’s at Walmart today.

eambos's avatar

OOOH, Evil in the making

shrubbery's avatar

iRobot? I haven’t read the book yet but the movie is like that right? The big girly computer takes over?

Or if there’s a book version of The Terminator… haha

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